Introduction to podcasting workshop

As well as understanding the power of podcasting as a communication tool, delegates will develop interviewing and presentation skills, be able to record and edit simple sound files and know how to produce a podcast. They will also acquire an awareness of the techniques needed to shoot and edit quality video

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Date: 24 May 2012
Location: Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK

Digital Shoreditch 2012

Digital Shoreditch is the festival celebrating the outstanding creative, technical and entrepreneurial talent of East London and Tech City. The festival will run from May 21st to June 1st 2012 and will be highlighting the thriving digital and tech talent from Clerkenwell to Stratford, Old Street to Bethnal Green and Dalston to the City and beyond.

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Date: 21 May 2012
Location: Digital Shoreditch HQ, UK

techpitch 4.5

techpitch 4.5 brings together tech startups, investors and entrepreneurs for an evening of business idea pitching by startups and productive feedback from experts. It is an evening pitch event to showcase the latest tech startups out there, some which have taken part in the 2Pears/UKTI pitch training workshops.

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Date: 23 May 2012
Location: Pinsent Mason's Auditorium, UK

SMWLDN: Social CV Surgery @ Nokia Lumia House


Nokia is excited to support Social Media Week (13th-17th, February 2012) for the second consecutive year. To showcase its commitment to Social Media Week, Nokia UK, along with Milkround, will host ‘CV surgeries’ to share tips on ‘how to build a perfect social CV.’

The first 10 lucky people to register will be entered into a draw to win a Nokia Goodie Bag including the latest Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone and Monster music accessories.

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Social Media Week London: Skills, Careers & Recruitment Event Highlights

Help Wanted by Sam Michel

As this year's Social Media Week London kicks off next week (13-17th Feb), I asked Lauren to scan the 150+ events that make up the schedule with an eagle-eye for events focusing on recruitment, careers, skills and social media.

She found some corkers, which are listed below, the majority of which are free to attend. The full schedule has an enormous variety of events covering subjects from Freedom of Tweet: Censorship, Government, Marketers and the Law (Tues 14th Feb, 1 - 5pm @ Design Coucil) to Collaborating on Cancer (Weds 15th Feb, 2 - 3.30pm @ City Hall).

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Mind the Gap: Avoiding a Social Media Skills Crisis

This session will explore the digital industry’s seemingly insatiable appetite for social media skills. But where are the skills coming from? Academia? On-the-job learning? Is social media baked into the DNA of the digital natives? This session includes a buffet lunch starting at 12.30pm. Grab a place now.

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Date: 13 February 2012
Location: Design Council, UK

Social Media Week: Empowering Change through Coaching - 1-2-1 Coaching Sessions

As part of Social Media Week 2012 I will be providing 1-2-1 coaching sessions free throughout the week to SMW attendees. In return all I ask is for those taking up the offer to be prepared to share a little of their digital or social media expertise and wisdom to help me get to grips with my own communications challenges in 2012.

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Date: 13 February 2012
Location: I can come to you or find a suitable venue, UK

2012 Social Media in Recruitment Conference

The UK's largest Social Media in Recruitment Conference aimed at helping companies maximise the use of social media as part of their online recruitment strategy.

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Date: 19 April 2012
Location: The Congress Centre, UK

Linkedin Bootcamp: Personal Marketing in Pictures [infographic]

Linkedin Bootcamp by

Our love-in with infographics continues with this doozy from mindflash with a step-by-step Linkedin Bootcamp giving some steps to get the most out of the B2B social network.

Handy and practical whether you're on the hunt for a new gig, working a business development angle or just buiding your professional profile, it's a handy check-list. Check the full list below and click-through for the big version.

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Social Media Week London Brainstorm: Ideas & Inspiration for 2012

BRAIN HUE Collection by Emilio Garcia

Two heads are better than one. So, 35 must be exponentially better, right?

At Chinwag, we're big fans of building things collaboratively, so we thought we'd really push the boat out for the initial planning of Social Media Week London 2012 (SMWLDN), 13-17th Feb, in case you're wondering.

On Tuesday evening, after an open invite, 35 people gathered at Ketchum PR's offices in Shoreditch to ruminate, dream and scheme on the themes for next year's SMWLDN. Analysing last year's event and taking informal soundings, the group started to explore five starting points:

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The Movember Digital Sizzle

MOVEMBER SIZZLE - WE WANT YOU... TO GROW A TECH 'TASH FOR CASH! We are determined to make 2011's final Digital Sizzle the best ever by joining forces with a very worthy cause - Movember. Yes, we're going to pit start-up against start-up, agency against agency - all to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

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Date: 24 November 2011
Location: Adams Street Private Members Club, UK

London Job Hunters are Embracing Social Media [infographic]


Employers and recruiters using social media, especially LinkedIn, will not be news to many people. But now professionals are turning to social media to proactively search for vacancies.

Anyone with a LinkedIn profile has probably received, and perhaps even say have been annoyed by speculative emails from recuiters with roles to fill. What may be news is that social media is now establishing itself as a media for professionals to use proactively in their search for a job.

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Net:Work 2011

Tweets, Tablets and No Travel: How Work Is Being Transformed Did you get the memo? Your workforce is implementing a multi-billion dollar infrastructure change — by themselves.

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Date: 8 December 2011
Location: Mission Bay Conference Center, US

UK Start-up Jobs Fair, 'Silicon Milkroundabout' Returns 30th Oct

milk circle

Silicon Milkroundabout, the only jobs fair specifically for UK start-ups, returns on Sunday 30th October at The Old Truman Brewery, London.

Sure to lure in graduates and tech talent from the City, the fair will bring together over 100 start-ups, offering over 500 technical positions, so if you're a developer or engineer with a passion for building real products and crafting great code, it's the perfect place to meet exciting start-ups, hear their pitches and see what opportunities are up for grabs.

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91% of Recruiters Screen Candidates' Social Media Activity [infographic]

Do you use social networking sites to screen prospective employees?

If Zuck gets his way, every breathing moment will be automatically captured in a Facebook timeline. OK, so a slight exaggeration but ever more information is aggregated on social networks.

According to a recent survey from Reppler, whose service helps candidates manage their online reputation, 91% of employers are using social media to screen candidates with 67% making a decision based on the info they find, whether it's their personal triumphs to sordid bloopers.

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